Our board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon works closely with your primary care physician, cardiologist and/or pulmonologist to ensure the best care possible. We provide treatment for heart, esophagus or lung diseases.
Mending broken hearts
The Aurora BayCare Cardiothoracic Surgery team provides patients with cardiothoracic services including:
- Valve repair surgery
- Heart valve replacement, including after congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Beating heart surgery
- Chest wall reconstruction
- Esophageal cancer treatment
- Treatment of lung disorders and diseases
- Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
- Cervical mediastinal exploration
Leaders in heart surgery
We were the first in the region to introduce the minimally invasive lobectomy for lung cancer. This innovative procedure uses several small incisions, instead of a major chest incision, and does not require the ribs to be spread. This results in faster recovery and less pain for patients.
We also were the first in the region to offer an aortic valve bypass. Unlike traditional valve repair surgery, during an aortic valve bypass, the heart does not need to be stopped and the breastbone does not need to be split. This procedure is ideal for older patients and those who have already had cardiac surgery.
At Aurora BayCare Cardiothoracic Surgery, we are heart care leaders.
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Double bypass surgery
Aurora BayCare's first heart bypass, 2001